Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

BARBARA HAMOCON

Posted On January 5th, 2017 -

Barbara Ann Marie Hamocon aka TUTU, 73, of Hawaii (via California), passed away December 21, 2016 in Los Alamitos, California. Memorial services will be held at Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Kaneohe on January 6, 2017 at 1:00 3:00 pm. A tribute reception will be held in her honor at Ulumau Village Kaneohe from 4-9pm. Barbara was born in Kalihi to George and Madeline Bush on May 24, 1943. Barbara is survived by her husband Lawrence (Sonny) Hamocon of Hawaii; son Lance Hamocon; son Logan Hamocon; daughter Cheryl Vuong; seven grandchildren Lawrence, Brittany, Emily, Andi, Luke, Caden and Maddie; and her two great-grandchildren Anolani and Lanake. Barbara is also survived by her brothers Ronald Bush and Jerry Bush.

James Victor Sterling Jr.

Posted On January 4th, 2017 -

James Victor Sterling Jr.A funeral for James Sterling, 88 of Chico will be held on Friday January 6,2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church. James passed away on December 25,2016. He was born on March 29,1928 in Boston, Mass. He was the son of the late J. Victor Sterling and Ruth {Payzant} Sterling. He was preceded by his wife Gwendolyn M. {Botelho} Sterling in 2011 after 55 years of marriage. James was educated in the Quincy, Mass public schools and graduated from Kents Hill School in Maine. He graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy at Buzzards Bay MA. He sailed as a engineer with Farrell Lines on the African Moon, Star and Grove. He served as Executive Officer on the USS Nemasket AOG-10. James joined the Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Company in the Ship Repair Division as a Ship Repair Supt. He was Vice President of Kapalama Shipyard, Dillingham Shipyard, Hawaiian Tug and Barge Co., Young Bros. Ltd, Dillingham Corp. of Guam and Senior Vice President of Shipyard Operations of Hawaii Maritime Division of the Dillingham Corp. He joined Pacific Marine and Supply Co. Ltd. And Honolulu Shipyard as Vice President and retired in 1993. Upon retirement, he moved to Chico, Ca to be near his children. He is survived by sons James V. Sterling III of Co., Jack Sterling and wife Darien of Chico, Ca., daughter Gayle Souza and husband Tony of Honolulu, Hi., Pamela Broker and husband Bill of O'Fallon, Mo. 5 grandsons, 3 grand daughters 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his partner Rosemary Worth from his 65 year ago relationship at Kent's Hill School from Saco ME and Chico, Ca. He leaves sisters Nancy of Kearsarge NH and Susanne of Middleboro Ma, 3 nieces and 2 nephews .In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to The Salvation Army, Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.brusiefh.com

Franco Alfredo De Guzman Casino

Posted On January 4th, 2017 -

75, of Honolulu passed away on December 25, 2016. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by, wife, Cleo Bala-Casino. Visitation from 6:00pm on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services 6:30pm. Visitation from 9:30am on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Our Lady of the Mount. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

RICHARD SOICHI ANIYA

Posted On January 4th, 2017 -

RICHARD SOICHI ANIYAAge 79, of Sacramento, CA, passed away November 28, 2016 in Sacramento. Born July 10, 1937 in Waipahu, HI. He is survived by daughter, Reona Aniya Gilchrist; son, Larry Aniya; brothers, Morris (Gertie) Aniya, Dennis Aniya; sisters, Irene Sora, Bertha Laubscher; 1 grandson; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 8) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

RICHARD SHOKURO INOUYE

Posted On January 4th, 2017 -

Age 82, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 29, 2016 in Aiea. Born January 11, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the City & County of Honolulu Highway Division as a materials inspector. He is survived by wife, Molly M. Inouye; sons, Dr. David (Sandy) Inouye, Ryan (Sherry) Inouye, Stephen Inouye; daughter, Denyse (Dr. Michel) Carrie; brothers: Frank (Chick) Inouye, Harold (Jane) Inouye; sisters, Gladys Okita, Mildred (Tom) Yamada, Lillian Kawano, Leatrice Von Wronski, Deidre (Clifford) Young, Lylene Sakamoto; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 10) at the Mililani Hongwanji (95-257 Kaloapau St., Mililani); memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Eleanor Kahili Kaliko

Posted On January 4th, 2017 -

91, of Nanakuli, Waianae, Hawaii, passed away on December 23, 2016. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Ronald and Robert, daughters Beverly Mariano, Myrah, Gwen Hepa, Abbie, Aldnette Kalama, Helen Valder, Dale Wong, Gale, and Penny, and many of nephews, nieces, and grandchildren. Services will be held on January 11, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel. Visitation 10:30AM, Service 11:30AM. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park Cemetery at 1PM. - Aloha attire - Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Orlindo Arcala Delos Santos

Posted On January 4th, 2017 -

Orlindo Arcala Delos Santos70, Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away on December 27, 2016. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, he is survived by his spouse Victoria Delos Santos, mother Victorina Delos Santos, sister Sally (Dong) Mejia, sons Wesley (Jackie) Delos Santos, Arnel (Emma) Delos Santos, Rommel (Lani) Delos Santos, and 6 grandchildren. He is predeceased by son Don Delos Santos. Services will be held on January 6, 2017 at St. Joseph Church. Visitation 10:30AM, Service 12PM. Burial will follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park at 3PM. Casual attire. Flowers are welcome. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

SIANE SAMA TUUGA

Posted On January 4th, 2017 -

Age 77, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 5, 2016 in Honolulu. Born November 22, 1939 in Vailoa, American Samoa. She is survived by daughters, Elemae Tuuga, Loretta Sola; hanai sons, Puipui Tuuga, Luani Ki; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 7) at Hawaii 1st Samoan Assembly of God Church (1420 Palama St., Honolulu); funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

Abigail Umi Yates

Posted On January 3rd, 2017 -

87,of Makakilo, died December 8, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Preceded in death by daughter Jaqueline. Survived by husband: James, sons: James, Jr. (Lil), Steven; daughters Rae (Scott) Makaena, Ramona (Joseph) You, Sherwin (Ronald) Dela Cruz; 14 grand- children, 21 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00am on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 92-900 Makakilo Drive, Makakilo, Hi 96707 Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

RODOLFO “RUDY” QUIOCHO PADER

Posted On January 3rd, 2017 -

Age 77, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 2, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born September 17, 1939 in Rancho, Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Pacific Home Furnishing Inc. in Pearl City. He was a member of Santanians of Oahu. He is survived by wife, Maria C. Pader; son, Joseph Pader; daughter, Marie (Kennedy) Go; sisters, Soledad Pader, Hilaria Quiocho, Arcenia Pader, Pacita Tuason; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 8) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Monday (Jan. 9) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

CHARLES JAMES EWART III

Posted On January 3rd, 2017 -

CHARLES JAMES EWART III 10/23/1935 - 1/3/2015 Dear Charlie, The grandkids have grown, the world has changed but we've never stopped missing you. It's been two years since you passed and memories of your laughter, smiles, stories and hugs continue to brighten our day. You'll always be the best husband, father, teacher and friend we've ever met, and in your honor we strive to make you proud as you rest in eternal peace. With tears and smiles, we love you always. Your wife, sons, family and friends.

Helen McCluskey, “Aunty Noe”

Posted On January 3rd, 2017 -

Helen McCluskey, HELEN MCCLUSKEY, AUNTY NOE Our Heavenly Father called her home on December 20th with family near, as she fell into an everlasting peaceful sleep. Born Helen Shaw of Hilo on October 9, 1916, she touched many with her love and smile. She was life-time member of the Catholic Women's Guild and Maui Country Club, and the matriarch of The Hussey Society & Victor Ohana. Survived by son, Lee McCluskey; daughter, Lynn McCluskey, of Makiki; Hanai son, James "Kimo" Perreira of Hilo. Services: Wed. January 4, 2017 at Sacred Hearts Church, Wilder Ave. Rosary 8:30; Visitation 9am; Mass 10am; Burial 11:30am at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Cemetery with lunch to follow @ Punahala Apts. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Joyce Y.T. Lee

Posted On January 2nd, 2017 -

63, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by her son Justin J.J.M. Lee. Services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Visitation 10:30 AM, Service 11:30 AM. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 3 PM. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Gladys Masae Hiroshige

Posted On January 2nd, 2017 -

95, of Honolulu, a retired vice president for Grand Pacific Life Insurance, passed away on December 16, 2016 at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by brother, Dr. Frank K. Tanaka; sister, Helen T. (Edward) Otaguro; and nieces and nephews. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

MARY LOIS SHERMAN

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

MARY LOIS SHERMANOf Mililani, Hawaii, owner of Teacher Plus, Inc. passed away peacefully at her home on December 9, 2016 at the age of 88. She was born in Greybull, Wyoming. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Sherman; Children, Kathy Sherman, Patty Rita, Carol (Craig) Pianko, Donald Sherman, and Leanne (Randy) Soriano; 5 grand- children and 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Celebration of Life Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire, flowers welcome.

ELIZABETH JOHANNA “ANNA” SARTAIN-VELEZ

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

ELIZABETH JOHANNA July 13, 1950 - December 17, 2016, age 66 Anna was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 13, 1950 and transitioned to be with our Lord on December 17, 2016 in Los Angeles , California. Anna was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunty and friend to many during her life. Anna was the daughter of Lee Edgar Sartain JR of Adger, Alabama and Elizabeth Joanne Hanley of Spokane, Washington and sister to Jesse W. Sartain, Michael Sartain, Lee E. Sartain 3rd, Luke Sartain, Daniel Sartain and Michelle Sartain-Eucker. Anna is survived by her husband of 44 years Ronald J. Velez and her children Christopher, Liz, James, RJ, Frank, Nani and Elizabeth along with 28 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren! Anna was a strong woman of Christian faith who consistently put others needs first and took many into her home over her life. She truly had the Spirit of Aloha and would accept all into her Ohana. So how befitting that Anna was a geriatric nurse for 20 years and had a big heart for the elderly and needy. Anna was a walking miracle, she fought and survived many cancers over the years with her strong Christian faith and will to live. Our beloved Anna went to be with our Lord on December 17, 2016 and we celebrate God's victory over her life and Soul! An intimate family gathering will be held to honor her life and transition here in Los Angeles and per her wishes, our family plans to take her remains back home to Hawaii in the near future for burial. Our precious Anna is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Alene Kuukamaaloha Eleneke-Pa

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Alene Kuukamaaloha Eleneke-Pa84, of Waimanalo, Oahu, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, December 16, 2016. Born on December 11, 1932 in Honolulu, Oahu, she was the daughter of Wilder Muwaiwaikalani Parker and Estrella Cockett Parker. She is survived by her children, Shalei Eleneke, Wayne Eleneke, Paul Eleneke (Val), Charles Eleneke, Melanie Eleneke (deceased) and hanai Charlene Thompson (Jack Tihati). Alene, lovingly called "Puna Deah" is also survived by her mo'opuna-her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she helped to raise. Private spreading of the ashes. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Ofelia T. Bacuitis

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

72, of Salt Lake, Hawaii, passed away on December 2, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born on December 29, 1943 in Manila, Philippines and retired from the Queen's Medical Center. She is survived by her son, Edwin (May) and daughter Mary Anfinson; three grand- children and one great- grandchild. Visitation 10:00 a.m.; memorial service 11:00 a.m.; lunch 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel, Kaneohe. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples, Kaneohe. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

SARAH LEE ANZAI

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Age 98, of Honolulu, HI passed away peacefully on December 3, 2016. She was born on March 26, 1918 in Honolulu. She is survived by sons, Rodney (Reiko), Bryan (June), Michael (Arleen), Gregory (Cheryl), 9 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. Private Services Held.

Ramona D. Ramos

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Ramona D. Ramos 85, of Honolulu, passed away on December 1st in Honolulu. She was born on May 16th, 1931 in Kapaa, Kauai. Mona was a retired Inspectress from the Waikiki Marriott Hotel and a Shop Steward for Local 5. Long time employee of Hilton Hawaiian Village. She is survived by sons, Simeon "Butch" (Malia) Ramos, Jr., Leonard "Tito" (Tracey) Ramos, Lawrence (Liz) Ramos and Ronald (Debbie) Ramos; daughters, Sue (Bill) Hook and Cheryl (Craig Abalos) Eblacas; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grand- children; preceded in death by son, Morris "Mo" Ramos and husband, Simeon Ramos, Sr. Service: Jan. 4. 5:00PM, Visitation: Jan. 4. 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Burial: Jan 5, 10:30 AM at Diamond Head Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Fumi Tokioka Inouye

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

96, of Honolulu, a retired teacher and director for the Head Start School at Harris United Methodist Church, passed away on December 8, 2016 at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Clinton K.; sister, Mary Chiyo Sukita; and daughter-in-law, Robin M. Inouye. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shigeru; son, Melvin F.; and daughters, Carol K. Inouye and Susan S. Inouye. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Dorothy Sakae Kurio Uchimura

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

102, of Kaneohe passed away on November 18, 2016. She is survived by daughter Lynette Kaahu (Frank), 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30AM; Service 10:30 AM on January 8, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Caroline Ho Kam

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Caroline Ho Kam, 92, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on December 16, 2016. She was born on April 15, 1924, the second child of Chong Sing and Chun Yuen Ho. A graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy ('44) and preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Kenneth Wo-Hin Kam. She retired as an Executive Assistant with the U.S. Army, Pacific Command at Ft. Shafter and was a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty. She was a member of the Gook Doo Society, and Kams' Society; and participated in the Moanalua Senior Citizens Club, and the Kalihi Union Church Joy Fellowship Ministry. She is survived by her 6 children: Valerie Chong (Douglas); Charlene Louie (Wilbur); Louanne (Russell Hook); Terri-Jean Kam-Ogawa (Alan); Jonathan (Vicky); and Kendall (Ethel). She has 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A memorial celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Kalihi Union Church; visitation at 9:30 am with services at 10:30 am; dress is casual Hawaiian attire.

HIBBERT J. “BUCKIE” “OPA” MANLEY

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away Dec. 11, 2016 in Wahiawa. He was born May 6, 1928 in Wahiawa. He was retired from the United States Army, a Korean War veteran, & the recipient of 3 purple hearts. He is survived by wife, Brunhilde Manley; sons, Kekoa (Margareth) Manley, Kimo (Catherine) Manley, Kanui (Michael) Manley; preceded in death by son, Keoki Manley; daughter, Silvia (Gerald) Koch; brother, Elmer Manley; sister, Dolly Phillips; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Jan. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m.

Priscilla White Lindsay

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Our beloved mother, grand- mother, and great-grandmother, Priscilla White Lindsay, 97, of Kailua, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2016. She was born on June 26, 1919 in Winchendon, MA. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard F. Lindsay, she is survived by her son, Nelson (Lisa) Lindsay, daughters, Becky (David) Pietsch, Bonnie (Kim) Guard, seven grandchildren, and seven great- grandchildren. The family would also like to thank her caregivers for their loving and compassionate care of Priscilla. Private services are being held. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Jane Mitsuko Yonamine

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Jane Mitsuko YonamineIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jane Mitsuko Yonamine on Monday Dec. 5, 2016 surrounded by her family. Jane was born in Kamuela, Hawaii to Paul and Kameyo Iwashita. She was the third of five children. Jane grew up in Hawaii but moved to Japan after her marriage to Wally Yonamine. Wally was the first American to play professional baseball in Japan after World War II. Jane created her own legendary career by being the first American business woman to have a successful pearl business in the heart of Tokyo, Japan since 1964. Jane is survived by her sister, Dorothy Seki, 3 children, Amy(Ted) Roper, Wallis (Dennis) Yamamoto and Paul (Lynda) Yonamine, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was a loving matriarch and her immense generosity to so many will be missed. Memorial services will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park in Honolulu, Hawaii on Feb 4, 2017 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers and gifts her family requests donations made to: The Wally Yonamine Foundation Azure Financial 900 Fort Street Mall #1710 Honolulu, HI 96813

VIOLET KIM MOON

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Age 95 of Honolulu, HI, passed away Dec. 26 2016 in Aiea. She was born May 7, 1921 in Wahiawa. She retired as a librarian for the State of Hawaii Department of Education and was co-founder of Ilima Ballroom Dance Club. She is survived by son, John P. (Kanani) Moon; daughters, Joan E. M. (Steven) Chang, Jill E. (William) Schilling; sisters Lily (Gene) Schulting, Mary Welch; and 4 grandchildren. Committal service 10:45 a.m., Tuesday (Jan. 10) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Elaine Y. Char

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

83, of Honolulu, Hawaii, a homemaker, passed away at her home on December 3, 2016. She was born on February 7, 1933, in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by her husband, Thomas P. Char and daughters Gayle I. Char and Millicent C.(Jun) Shudo and a sister, Barbara Tadakuma, of Wailuku, Maui. Elaine was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Jacqueline S. Char, in 2011. "A Celebration of Life" service will be held on January 4, 2017, at Kalihi Union Church. Visitation begins at 10:00 am and service will begin at 11:00 am. Aloha attire.

JOYCE H. YAMANE

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Age 90, of Kailua, HI, passed away December 1, 2016 in Kailua. Born May 12, 1926 in Kailua, Oahu. A retired parts clerk of Coral Garden Motors and Schuman Automotive. She is survived by daughter, Gail (Randall) Patacsil; 1 grand- child. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 5) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

Mary Elizabeth Sakamoto

Posted On January 1st, 2017 -

Mary Elizabeth SakamotoMary Elizabeth Sakamoto, 83, of Kaneohe, widow of Thomas "Tommy" Sakamoto, passed away peacefully in her home on December 13, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by 3 sons, Garrett (Marcella), Donald, and Curtis (Tracey) Sakamoto; 2 sisters, Louise Coelho, and Karen Shrode; 5 grandchildren, Sandra (Sean) Wedemeyer, Vernon, Wayland, Jason, and Justin Sakamoto; 2 great- grandchildren, Kassidy and Kamille Wedemeyer; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Kaneohe; Eulogy 10:45 a.m. followed by Mass. Private inurnment at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: WOOLSEY MORTUARY SERVICES, LLC

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